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MacGyver Robot

Humans do it, chimps do it, elephants do it, heck even crows do it. Use tools, I mean. And now, thanks to Mike Stilman at the Georgia Institute of Technology, robots may soon use tools as well: “Our goal is to develop [...]

Gamecocks Honor Military Family

(YouTube link) This past Saturday, the University of South Carolina beat Georgia, but the football game will be remembered for something completely different. A message from Sergeant First Class Scott Faile, stationed in South Korea, was relayed to his South Carolina wife and kids via the stadium’s giant video screen. The sound on the video is [...]

The First Annual Star Wars Reads Day

Lucasfilm collaborated with its publishing partners to present Star Wars Reads Day this past Saturday, to promote reading in children. Events were held at bookstores all over. Geeks Are Sexy covered the event at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia. Those who attended included members of the 501st and Rebel Legions, fans in costume [...]

Buy a Diamond, Get a Free Gun

Like grandpa always said, nothing goes together as well as engagement rings and rifles. A jewelry store in Atlanta, Georgia, is offering a sweet package deal if you want both. D. Geller and Son is giving away a free gun to customers who buy a diamond. Owner Mike Geller said he got the idea, after seeing a [...]

8 Sounds That Are Trademarked

Most of us are aware that you can trademark a slogan, a logo, and a name, but did you know that it is also possible to trademark a sound? Of course, in order to get approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, said sound must “uniquely identify the commercial origin of the product [...]

10 Scandalous VP Stories Worth a Warm Bucket of Spit

Getty Images This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. John Nance Garner, FDR’s first vice president, either said the VP position wasn’t worth “a warm pitcher of piss” or “a warm bucket of spit.” Whatever body fluid and receptacle he really used, you get the idea. But that doesn’t mean [...]

Which Typeface Engenders the Most Trust?

Have you ever seen a résumé written in comic sans? Regardless of the content, the applicant has probably hurt him/herself. Little details in writing, such as the typeface, can subtly persuade or dissuade a reader. Errol Morris of the New York Times writes: But is there a font that promotes, engenders a belief that a sentence is true? [...]

Kitty Cam Reveals Cat’s Secret World of Slaughter

The world of free-roaming house cat has been a mystery to humans until University of Georgia researcher Kerrie Anne Loyd outfitted cats with "kitty cams." She found out that behind the cute meows lie a [...]

18 Vintage Photos From Prohibition

Americans are fascinated by prohibition, as evidenced by the success of shows like Boardwalk Empire and the many movies based on Al Capone. But for all the discussions and reenactments of the period, it’s still rare to actually look back on photos from the period. Here are a few scenes from the fight against alcohol, [...]

Police Officer Couldn’t Find Himself for Eviction Notice

Lithonia Police Chief Washington Varnum, Jr. is fighting to keep his job, although the city of Lithonia, Georgia, found out his credentials had been revoked for an incident in his past position in the DeKalb County Sheriff’s department. That was the time he was supposed to serve an eviction notice on himself. “He basically provided a [...]